KJZZ News

Coconino County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
January 28, 2013
A man wrongfully accused of murdering an Arizona couple in 1963 says he’s not dwelling on the 37 years he spent in prison. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez spoke to Bill Macumber, who was released with help from the Arizona Justice Project back in November.
January 28, 2013
Six years after a promising, bipartisan push to reform U.S. immigration policy was upended in Congress, a so-called Gang of Eight Senators officially revived the effort today. The group—led by Democrat Charles Schumer of New York and Arizona Republican John McCain—says its proposal is comprehensive, including making the southern border more secure and creating an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
January 28, 2013
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone. One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
January 28, 2013
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
January 25, 2013
One of the Valley's premier hiking trails is about to be spruced up. But, as KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports, that means this weekend is the last time you'll be able to use it for about nine months. DENNIS LAMBERT: The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain will be closed on Monday, according to David Urbanato of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, who says the trail is overdue for repairs.
January 25, 2013
The Center for the Future of Arizona has released a follow-up to it's 2009 report, called "The Arizona We Want 2.0." KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Lattie Coor about the updated version.
January 25, 2013
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were down in December. Nationwide, new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 25, 2013
Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has confirmed that the country's new president's party spent more than $5 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.Opposition parties say the money represented illicit campaign financing, but the institute said it found no evidence of that.
January 24, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona university is keeping up.
January 24, 2013
A mammoth manufacturing and industrial center  will soon open in Avondale. Right now there are no tenants for the facility. Developers and the city are confident that is going to change. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports city leaders believe it is another sign of a rebounding economy in the West Valley.
January 23, 2013
The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
January 23, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
January 23, 2013
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
January 23, 2013
Phoenix car dealer Jack Ross and his wife Acquanetta were well-known for their ubiquitous television commercials and their commitment to Valley health and culture. Commentator Robrt Pela remembers Ross, who died last week.
January 23, 2013
The Phoenix Suns are off to their worst start in twenty-five years and fired Head Coach Alvin Gentry last week. The Arizona Republic's Bob Young talks about the team's problems and how long it will take to find solutions.
January 23, 2013
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their grandparents’ home.
January 23, 2013
As cancer treatment becomes ever more advanced, dedicated cancer centers in the Phoenix area have been growing. With that has come a barrage of billboard campaigns and TV commercials. In the second of two parts, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg looks at how those centers can thrive and the criticism they face.
January 22, 2013
A proposal to require cities to randomly inspect their parking meters has cleared its first legislative hurdle. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would mandate cities test and calibrate ten percent of their meters every quarter.
January 22, 2013
Arizona has one of the lowest high school graduation rates and the highest drop out rate in the country. Those are some of the facts in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the graduation numbers are actually an improvement.
January 22, 2013

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